Hope you are all having an amazing summer. I’ve been spending so much time at our beach house and just enjoying good quality time with Joe and the kids. I’m so in love with them all and feel so blessed to have this incredible family. Hope you are all doing the same with yours!
Well you finally got to see the Beatstock performance! It was such a rush being there and being on stage in front of all those people. It took a lot of courage to get out there and do it, and I loved every minute of it. Rehearsing with Cris Judd was more than I could ever ask for. He is one of the kindest and most patient people I know. He saw that I was nervous and instantly did everything he could to teach me how to let it go. We all know he has worked with the best, so he definitely intimidated me, but you would never know who he worked with by talking to him. He is the most humble guy and so thankful for all the opportunities he has had in life. He taught me a lot including the little known fact that standing still makes the biggest wow! Who knew? Thank you, Cris Judd.
Melissa, I am not very fond of you and i get to see you more and more as episdoses go on. You are so lucky to be even noticed. You were only given a chance only because of Teresa. other than that you wouldn't stand a chance. You so much say that you are trying to work things our with Teresa. ya right! i believe your mission is try to show that you are trying to work things out but your really not. You have accomplished to reuined the relationships that Teresa had with Caroline, Jacqueline so that you can move in on her friends and make them yours and to be the center of attention. I don't think you have friends with status until you meet Teresa's friends and made them her enemies. Karma a a Bi-och! I don't dislike you, you need to be straight and real. ONE MORE THING - In your performance you are lip singing. What's up with that?
you did a great job and so did gia both of you rocked it out keep up the good job and the faith you have a wonderful family
Teresa does not need anyone to make her look bad-she does that sooooo well on her own!!! HHHHHAAAAA!!!
Like the "countess" says" money can't buy you class !!!!!you put on great act how you love family and Teresa is famiy and you'll try for Joe, and you don' mind the abuse you take from Teresa ? blah blah blah, you have your husband poisoned against his sister yes you ! he is a classless rude man who joined his sister's show yes Teresa's show to bash her and make YOU famous, money can't buy you talent either! Teresa is the "Star" of the show so deal wth it!
Wow! People need to get a hobby and not be so consumed in a reality tv show! It's for entertainment people, you don't really know them and only see little pieces of their lives once a week.
Chenrickson We do have hobbies, it only takes 5 minutes to read the blogs and then comment to voice our own opinion. What happened with RHONJ is that even though it's a reality show and so much is deserved regarding the drama it creates by putting your life on camera, the ambush of Teresa stuck a nerve with many of us. Teresa is a human being and although if I were friends with her she would annoy me too, what her friends and family did to her on this show was beyond acceptable. The feud between them all is very real, it is not staged. This blog forum gives us the ability to voice our opinion so Teresa knows there are a lot of people on her side that feel for her. We want her to know we see the truth and Melissa didn't win and fool viewers like she thought she would. If I was in Teresa's shoes it would mean something to me to read these blogs and see how many people had my back. And our voices do have power. Notice not one person blogged yet this week? We call them out on their hypocrisy's and now their shameful hatred has been muted. Trust me when I say...we were commenting last season too but Bravo moderators weren't printing our comments. With this new system, most of it is allowed through, and this is why Melissa and everyone else finally get to see the truth of how many viewers dislike what they've done.
Melissa saying "everything has a price for Joe Gorga" was spot on. His sister sure had a price. He sold her out. What you and Joe have done to Teresa is unforgivable, and the culmination of it all at the Laurita's house for that meeting was horrific. You two are bad people, all the way around. Every person at the meeting is looking for success, and they have failed and Teresa hasn't and THAT'S what this is all about. Joe saying "whats bothering me is Jacqueline isn't speaking to Teresa which is why she's coming to me" at that meeting showed me what your "man" is about. He's reiterated it three times now, you have reiterated it, Rosie reiterated it, and Kathy reiterated it---we get it! Every move you guys make is a plan to be shown on this show and we've caught on and THAT'S why you aren't successful. This was all a plan, and no WONDER Teresa isn't in your life now. Good ridance to you guys. She's so much better off without you.YOU and your husband turned this show into an attack Teresa tool. How could she ever look at you again? THIS episode was very enlightening. Everyone wants Teresa down for their success, even Chris Laurita, what an "arse".
I can't believe how cruel people can be! Regardless of your original intentions to be on the show, it has been 2 years and you and your husband as well as Kathy have made efforts to reconcile your differences with Teresa. I honestly don't care what your intentions were to get on the show because you are on it now and there is nothing anyone can do about it, not even Teresa. I think it is obvious that Richie was right this episode when he said that Teresa doesn't have a conscience. She doesn't. She doesn't care about anyone else's feelings or anyone else but herself. Whether this is a new trait because of recent financial/personal issues or not, that is how she is today. I think the reason that you and Kathy are getting a bad rap for your 'rude, mean, insensitive, passive aggressive' or whatever Teresa followers want to call them comments is because you both actually care and are frustrated that she doesn't. I think it's funny that everyone seems to think that Teresa is right yet I just read a quote from her saying that she does not speak to ANY of the housewives, yet they all speak...doesn't that say something? And to say that its because everyone is ganging up on her and bullying her because Caroline is the 'ring leader' is absurd. You are all GROWN adult women with families and children. You all have minds of your own and it is clear that you all have minds of your own. People just don't want to believe that Teresa is a good liar and manipulator, but she is.
People keep saying that you are so horrible because you had contact with Danielle. Who cares?! It was 2 years ago and by Teresa's own account she claims that she had no problem with her and that it was Jacqueline. Yet in her blog from that week she says why would Melissa contact Danielle when she knew she was my worst enemy?!? So which way is it and why isn't anyone else catching on her to backtracking and twisting of her stories? Even if it is the case that Danielle is/was her worst enemy, you apologized for it. You admitted you were wrong and whether your reasoning is legit or not, you still apologized and said you were wrong. Teresa isn't over it and anyone who thinks she is is wrong! If she was over it, don't you think she would be speaking to at least one of her cast mates, aka her family? Joe and you have repeatedly apologized for things that in retrospect were petty and didn't even need an apology but you did. What has Teresa apologized for except for the 'tit for tat' thing which big deal! It is sad to see what she is doing for a little bit of fame.
I really respect that you can be honest with everyone in both your blogs and your one on one interviews even if it isn't the most popular opinion. It is so obvious how much you and your husband love each other and I really hope that you are both back next year. I also hope that people start seeing the real Teresa and how cold hearted of a person she really is. It is truly sad. Just know that regardless of what the Bravo blog 'fans' say anytime Teresa is brought up in the media, everyone thinks that she is greedy, selfish, mean and is always bragging about how amazing she is. There is never a nice thing said and there has to be a reason for that and it ain't Caroline brainwashing the world!
Melissa, your husband Joe is beyond adorable!!! He should have his own show!!! The two of you are precious and a joy to watch.
Why would you call Danielle at all - why haven't you explained that? Why go on the same show as Teresa if you obviously hated her that much to call Danielle at all? Why do you continually attack, demean and insult Teresa and her husband if you're so understanding? I was never a fan of Teresa until you and Kathy came on the show and never missed a chance to demean and ridicule her. Even your husbands do the same. Here's a clue - just in case you don't understand - that's called being a Bully. Teresa helped your husband get his start and yet when she and her husband fall on had times you don't offer anything but continual complaints about them and their family - why? Heard you've recently "had to" sell your home - that's called Karma!
Melissa dont' listen to the haters. You are a gorgeous, loving mother and wife whose children are adorable. Teresa is jealous because she will never have the wonderful life that you have. I would just steer clear of her, she is toxic. You have the love and support of your husband, children and extended family, you don't need Teresa in your life, she will only bring you down.
Hi Mellisa. I actually came here to make one comment but now i have to add one more thing. Do you always start a blog with "hi lovers?" That's really not good, friends might be a better word? My original comment was going to be about Joe, or maybe it's in editing, idk, but he talks way too much about "tarzan" and all things associated with it. TMI. Too much of that and even you will get tired of it, i think he needs to be told. :o)
Just wondering how Joey felt when he found out you were starting crap with Danielle behind Teresa's back. Or haven't you told him yet?
I don't understand why Teresa's fans feel that to be supportive of Teresa means you have to put everyone else down. Melissa, Ignore the negative and nasty comments, you have a wonderful relationship with Joe, an incredible family, and you're beautiful. they are all just haters...
Melissa, i thought this was The Real Housewives of New Jersey? It seems your husband gives more interviews than ALL the housewives. I understand here and there a husband giving his opinion, but your husband is just as desperate as you to be noticed. Did he ever think how you and him will be portrayed to the business world? Such as his clients and/or prospective clients. When it comes time to build a home, there are many more mature, business minded contractors my fiance and I will deal with here in Northern New Jersey.
Singing live over a track???? Sounds like lip-syncing to me if the track was anything but background music. It's nothing wrong with that tho especially if you are dancing. But, I think you took her comment a little too personal. I think she was just saying she sees your talent and is anxious to really hear you belt it out. You are looking in it a little to deeply. Teresa always laughs when a negative comment is made....you do the same. You smile and squint your face. Kathy just gives a blank stare.That's because all of you don't like correcting people that you love/like. Also, I think Joe is probably the biggest culprit where your nieces are concerned but even he wasn't, kids do not like to see their parents hurt. If they think that you upset their mother, they will say things regardless what there mom has told them.
Melissa I heard you sing when the producers first came over and you could not hold a tune. Now you have a record and it just makes me shake my head. I have paid my dues in the industry, lessons, I write music, went to seminars, studied music theory, play piano along with other instruments and have been submitting music and songs for over 20 years only to be told close but no gold gold star only to see you sing "Saved a wench like me" for Amazing Grace and now I can see you perform somewhere. You make all of us that have paid our dues in the industry very angry, it just should not be. A body trumps talent everytime today, where has the music business gone!?
Melissa lets just say that without RHONJ, you probably wouldn't be singing , dancing, or bashing your sister- in -law. Teresa has laid the foundation for all of you wanna-be's. Her name and popularity from this show has allowed yourself and cousin Kathy to get a big piece of the pie. I've disliked you from day one, it's clear to me you're on the show for one reason -$$$$$$$$$$money. Instead of bashing Teresa , you should be thanking her for making this show so popular, because without her there is no RHONJ.
You can say that about all of them-without RHONJ Teresa would not have cookbooks, a hair care line, her own "bellinis" , Kathy would not have the red velevet cosmo-so what-thats the name of the game-and everyone buys it soooooo WHAT???
I cannot believe you think you & Joe support Teresa in any way. From your first episode to this blog you have tried to rip her apart. Joe has called her every name in the book. He made her cry at her book signing (soooo supportive). He has said in his own talking head segments that she needs to "fall".
You & your sisters, your makeup artist , Kathy & Rich have bad mouthed Teresa on Twitter every chance you get. Have you told them to stop??? I doubt it. And, if you can't remember your small children are in the room while you & Joe act disgusting for the cameras and during your drunken pool parties, I highly doubt you keep your conversations ripping Teresa & Joe apart in check when they are around.
You need to look up what being supportive of someone really means...you have no clue.
Melissa, you are the LUCKIEST woman in the world........that you're not MY sister-in-law. Your poor in-laws. What a shame what you've done to those people -- what did they ever do to deserve a daughter-in-law like you?
Oh honey! You are such a refreshing break from Teresa (and I apologize to your Joe for that but I hope he will understand I mean no disrespect to him). Please continue to follow your dreams, and support those of your family and friends--as you ALWAYS have. Your love and generosity for your family and friends is what makes you so very special.
I will keep on asking you thi question tell you answer it. Why would you go on a show with your sister-in-law when you were having problems with her? I believe the viewers deserve an answer.
Rayanna1975 I can answer that question for you -- so she could finish twisting the knife she had already stuck in Teresa's back. She clearly wanted to finish her off. Melissa is one despicable person. Imagine those poor in-laws. I don't even know how they can stand to look at her face.
Rayanna1975 I totally agree! If I was in Melissa's position I would of not come on the show. It just creates MORE unnecessary drama!
Melissa doesnt have to answer because you and viewer.n.miami got it all figured out!
Because this is not the "Teresa show" this is the REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NJ, it's not like she had to ask Teresa for permission. It's NOT her show! PERIOD!!!
I think if your family wants to come together, all of you need to leave the past in the past, and all of you need to stop the negative jabs. Everyone is at fault. If you all can just focus on what's important things will fall into place. Congratulations on your success. You should all be happy! Teresa has successful cookbooks, you have successful songs, Kathy is moving along with her desserts. Be happy for each other.
I understand what you are saying, but how can anyone expect Teresa to "move on" from what Melissa and Joe tried to do to her?Teresa knows darn well what her outcome would be, if they succeeded in what they hoped would happen. It's hard to even think about an outsider, I can't imagine Tersa processing it. I hope Teresa can forgive them in her heart, so she doesn't carry it for HER sake, but I hope she doesn't let them back in any capacity. There's no way they can ever have a genuine moment again, they just can't. This was too far past the realm of putting it in the "back of your mind." No way....
Everyone: I think you missed what Melissa was doing in her blog, she wrote: (and you have to read the last part, she was trying to be ironic)
"That is her business and livelihood, what kind of person would I be if I tried to make people not believe in her? Well I guess I would be exactly the same person she is"
The "well I guess I would be exactly the same person as she is" is Melissa saying that they both did it. That Teresa saying she would like to hear her "live" is the same as coming on this show to just oibliterate and ruin her FOR TWO SOLID SEASONS. She's saying they both have done it. BALONEY Melissa. All Teresa said is she would like to hear you live. YOU on the other hand came on this show because you need attention to simply function, and the fact that Teresa had a reality show drive you mad, so mad in fact, your actions were nothing short of evil. You have undermined Teresa in every single scene you have been in! For TWO seasons. Without exception Melissa, every single scene! Judas, do you scream "TERESA" when you get uh, "there"? And the audacity to even compare the two shows me just how much of a narcassist you are. You have absolutely affected those nieces of yours. And the reason they run up and hug you proves that Teresa hasn't told them the whole story. They will find out the rest of the story, the things WE all know now when they are older. you can forget hugs then. There's not a person OUT here who thinks you love your nieces. that's not what love does. They are another "tool" in your quest for fame that supercedes everything for you.. We all know Teresa is not in your life now, she may forgive in her heart for HER, but she will never forget what you did, none of us will. Whatever silly in-law crap you two pulled before you joined, is null and void compared to what you have done for 2 seasons and what you hoiped the end result would be.That's the key! You are not "exactly the same person she is".... not even close Melissa. Teresa had no ill will or harmful agenda, yours was evil, and more importantly, crystal clear now.
Melissa, you are a great mother and wife. I want to let you know that I loved every song you released, but my favorite has to be ON DISPLAY because I workout to that song and the lyrics about not letting people get you down are motivating. KEEP DOING YOUR THING!!!!! You're the total package.
Bravo, please print and let me address a current trend- Let me help you few out there who think these blogs are from Teresa "fanatics." I think Teresa is self absorbed, tunnel visioned, and a little ocd. However, the way that woman has handled this orchestrated attack, leaves me dumbfounded. Absolutely dumbfounded in RESPECT. I am so impressed with her character, and mothering (which is obvioualy her priomary concern) that I will actually support anything she touches with earnest. I will run out and buy dog food if she produces it simply because while she was trying to work her tail end off to climb out of her financial hell-hole, and doing it with a smile so her girls would not be adversely affected, she had family planning her demise so they could be on TV. Listen carefully because this is the key:-- what Melissa tried to do to Teresa, AND THE WAY IN WHICH SHE DID IT, actually using Teresa's show as her vehicle was despicable, plain and simple. Now perhaps if she had gone after this fame and attention she needs to breathe, against say a stranger we didn't know, MAYBE we all could at least fathom it. BUT, the fact that she orchestrated this by calling Danielle, feeding her info to use at the reunion, for THE SOLE pleasure of seeing her sister in law trashed, and then carried out her plan for two years, in a manipulative, despicable, cunning, contrived fashion, with her husband who helped with PLEASURE, makes that woman a monster and her husband a monster. It absolutely does, and for Melissa to get on here and write that she's concerned about her relationship with her nieces after we KNOW that if she had her way with her plan, and if it had been seen to FRUITION, that Teresa would be in the gutter, no career, life literally stolen, and waiting for blows to the head from her ex-friends, simply because she achieved what they all are DESPERATE for, well I believe Melissa has shown us "evil" in human form. I'm not happy to write that, but I couldn't stand behind it more.I am not a "hater" , in fact, we are standing up for decency.
RHWvwr Good post and I agree with all you said but I would add that her own brother has been just as desperate in wanting the fame and has taken much pleasure in trying to bring down his own sister. What is up with that?? These people most definitely speak out of both sides of their mouths. They are a disgrace to Italians with families everywhere.
11 year old kids (and older) are VERY critical, if you're lip syncing, dress wrong, use slang wrong or anything that is not authentic the kids will criticize you for it. I don't think Gia was saying something that she HEARD, it was something that she OBSERVED. As far as Melania saying 'Melissa stinks'.... doesn't that kid have something negative to say about everyone... she is always saying these type of things about her sisters and her parents.... its just her way. If they were talking about a puppy in the limo I think Melania would have said 'puppies stink'. Don't take it all so personal Melissa... they are KIDS.
As you should have realized by now, you have to duck for Teresa's fans; they throw sharp daggers. You can learn something from Gia on how to be a performer LMAO!!! They are so funny:-)
Melissa's daggers have been ruthless and killed a FAMILY forever, fans of the show are just mad at Melissa's dispicable actions, and they were horrific. Any daggers that are thrown from people who watch this show, are MILD in comparison to what that woman TRIED to do to Teresa.. I'm not a Teresa lover, and I hope Melissa goes away and Teresa flourishes.
TO ALL THE ABOVE: Did you see the dagger Teresa threw about Kathy's signs? But then there is a reason, I mean excuse, for everything Teresa does. But what Teresa said about Kathy is an example of how she truly is, subtly and sneaky. When the husbands were talking, Chris called it correctly. Joe Guidice and Teresa want to be the only ones who is successful. This is NOT Teresa's show. This is NOT Teresa's world. She cannot say whatever and do whatever and expects the other women to accept it. She said herself, regarding the tabloids, IT'S BUSINESS! Don't put stuff out there in the press and not expect the other women to react or respond.
THE TRUTH HURTS and there is nothing else to say. But you all are funny though, like "ha" "ha".